Kadyrov employed a mixture of cajolement
and coercion to dissuade his countrymen from resisting Russian rule, offering to amnesty leading rebels such as Gelayev, while simultaneously deploying his own militia, headed by his son Ramzan, to harass the families of suspected militants by means of assault, abduction, torture and even murder.
With a shriek she hung her arms round Davey John's neck, and nothing - no cajolement
or remonstrance from the ladies - would move her.
And no amount of cajolement
could persuade him to remove his headgear to have his photo taken.
This has been an extraordinary week of challenges, threats, retreats, enticements, promises, demands, street theater, cajolements
, concessions and, ultimately, deals -- in other words, the routine instruments of horse-trading-based democratic politics.